Friday Classics: Paheli, a Doubling Tale

Well, I still think the ending doesn’t work, but otherwise this is a really interesting film. Especially in the less obvious themes. Which, again, failed in the ending. Sigh.

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Upcoming Movie Reviews: 9, Spyder, Paheli, Koyla

Busy week of reviews! I’m finally gonna tackle Paheli, I’m going to try to force you all to watch Koyla, and I’m digging in to Prithviraj’s big budget international funded release. And I am going to try to force you all to watch a surprisingly good big budget Telugu film that flopped.

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Shahrukh Summer: Shahrukh in Husband Roles, Which Would You Marry, Divorce, or Leave at the Alter?

This is a variation on a previous post, but in that case I was leaving it open to all Shahrukh roles. Now I am limiting it to just the ones where he actually played a husband so we have a clear comparison. And also to help alert you all to this post from late last night where I discussed Shahrukh as a husband on film.

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Honeymoon Songs, Just For Fun

We were talking about the endlessly iconic “Suhaagraat” sequence from Kabhi Kabhi yesterday and Amrita challenged me to think if there were other similar sequences before that.  I couldn’t really think of any, but I could really really think of others after it!

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Happy Halloween!!!!

You ready to get spooooooooooky?  Well, kind of.  I can’t really think of many super scary Indian films.  Partly because I just don’t like scary/horror films.  And I already blew my idea for a post on not-so-scary songs that I just really like from bad horror movies back on Friday the 13th. I know there are a lot of them, especially in the last few years, but I don’t really watch them.  So let’s see what I can do with what I have. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Hindi Film 101: Shahrukh’s Filmography, Part 3!

Happy Tuesday!  Once again, I am going through Shahrukh’s filmography film by film in chronological order.  Because it is an interesting case study for how a career progresses, and how the industry has changed, over the past 25 years. (part 1 here, part 2 here)

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